Who knew our canine companions need some “time to get alone” once in while? Brazilian siblings Fabiano and Daniela Lourdes did, and their new eight-story hotel, Animalle Mundo Pet, aims to cater to those for whom the only style is doggy style.

For many of us, the concept of dogs needing privacy for intimacy makes no sense at all, canines being spur of the moment critters for whom the only impetus is a partner (or your leg). Not so, according to Brazilian siblings Fabiano and Daniela Lourdes, who state “Our market studies showed that people work all day long and they do not know where to drop their pets for mating.” Is this another one of those First World Problems?

The Lourdes' would like local pet-owners to THINK it's a problem, at least, and then offer a solution: Animalle Mundo Pet, an eight-story pet-pampering paradise in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, opening for business later this week.

Not all eight floors are devoted to mutt smut, mind you, as the other seven stories are stocked with biologists, veterinarians, a dog fitness center and “a special birthday zone”. We'd be remiss in not mentioning the flock of in-house luxury pet goods peddlers eager to flog $1,000 crystal collars on your precious pooch... to complement their healthy afterglow, one would assume.

Yes indeed, Animalle Mundo Pet is a business first and foremost with the “mating room” merely a way to grab some publicity. Speaking of which, the action happens in the midst of lurid red upholstery and a heart-shaped ceiling mirror – not that Fido and Fifi really care.

Prepare to fork over the Brazilian equivalent of $50 a day to reserve Animalle Mundo Pet's love nest, by the way, though it's likely the happy couple will have coupled to their hearts' content within the first minute or so.

Is the Lourdes' dog dream domain just a pie in the sky fantasy for creatures who (in all likelihood) don't fantasize? Perhaps, but with approximately 32 million dogs watching the girl from Ipanema walking her puppy, this just might be one “tail” that has a happy ending. (via Telegraph Media Group Ltd., images via ClubCeLP, The Newspaper Works, and MSN)

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